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Shark vs. Train

By Chris Barton (Hardcover Book, 2010)
Shark VS. Train! WHO WILL WIN?!

If you think Superman vs. Batman would be an exciting matchup, wait until you see Shark vs. Train. In this hilarious and wacky picture book, Shark and Train egg each other on for one competition after another, including burping, bowling, Ping Pong, piano playing, pie eating, and many more! Who do YOU think will win, Shark or Train?

[star] "This is a genius concept." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

[star] "Lichtenheld's snarling shark and grimacing train are definitely ready for a fight, and his scenarios gleefully play up the absurdity. The combatants' expressions are priceless when they lose. A glum train in smoky dejection, or a bewildered, crestfallen shark? It's hard to choose; both are winners." -- Kirkus, starred review
  • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    • Format: Hardcover Book

    • Price: $18.00 US/$20.00 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316007627

    • On Sale Date: 04/01/2010

    • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    • Imprint: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

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Shark VS. Train! WHO WILL WIN?!

If you think Superman vs. Batman would be an exciting matchup, wait until you see Shark vs. Train. In this hilarious and wacky picture book, Shark and Train egg each other on for one competition after another, including burping, bowling, Ping Pong, piano playing, pie eating, and many more! Who do YOU think will win, Shark or Train?

[star] "This is a genius concept." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

[star] "Lichtenheld's snarling shark and grimacing train are definitely ready for a fight, and his scenarios gleefully play up the absurdity. The combatants' expressions are priceless when they lose. A glum train in smoky dejection, or a bewildered, crestfallen shark? It's hard to choose; both are winners." -- Kirkus, starred review

Chris Barton lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife and two young sons, who inspired Shark VS. Train while bantering with Daddy.

Tom Lichtenheld is the illustrator of What Are You So Grumpy About?, What's with This Room? and the New York Times bestseller Duck! Rabbit! He is a creative director at an advertising firm, and lives in Illinois with his wife.
  • A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year

    Parent's Choice Silver Honor
    New York Times Bestseller

  • *"This inspired pairing, executed with ingenuity and packed with action and humor, is a sure winner." (School Library Journal (starred review)).

  • "Barton's imaginative and wacky scenarios are knocked home by Lichtenheld's ferociously funny artwork and will leave kids measuring up their dump truck and T-Rex for the next tale of the tape." (Booklist).

  • *"Lichtenheld's snarling shark and grimacing train are definitely ready for a fight, and his scenarios gleefully play up the absurdity. The combatants' expressions are priceless when they lose. A glum train in smoky dejection, or a bewildered, crestfallen shark? It's hard to choose; both are winners." (Kirkus Reviews (starred review)).

  • *"This is a genius concept ... Just when readers will think the scenarios can't get more absurd, the book moves into even funnier territory. ... Lichtenheld's watercolor cartoons have a fluidity and goofy intensity that recalls Mad magazine, while Barton gives the characters snappy dialogue throughout." (Publishers Weekly (starred review)).

  • Praise for New York Times bestseller Duck! Rabbit! illus. by Tom Lichtenheld:
    "Text and illustrations are intimately wedded in this fun, interactive read-aloud."
    --School Library Journal

    [star] "How cute is this? Really, really cute."
    --Booklist, starred review 

    Praise for What Are You So Grumpy About? by Tom Lichtenheld:
    A Child Magazine Best Children's Book of 2003

    [star] "Guaranteed to remove every pout in sight...replete with jokes both visual and verbal, each picture will elicit roars of laughter--and rueful recognition."
    --Kirkus, starred review

    "Lichtenheld's tale will appeal to kids with its on-target childhood humiliations and degradations."
    --Publisher's Weekly

    Praise for The Day-Glo Brothers by Chris Barton:
    [star] The story is written in clear language and includes whimsical cartoons. ... This unique book does an excellent job of describing an innovative process."
    -- School Library Journal

    [star] Barton takes on the dual persona of popular historian and cool science teacher.
    -- Publishers Weekly

    [star] Barton brings two unknown inventors into the brilliant light they deserve.
    -- Kirkus

  • (Publishers Weekly).

  • (School Library Journal).

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Shark vs. Train
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: $18.00 US/$20.00 CAN
  • Pages: 40
  • Physical Dimensions: 10" x 10"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316007627
  • On Sale Date: 04/01/2010
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